Descriptive factors of abusive head trauma in young children--United States, 2000-2009.

@article{Niederkrotenthaler2013DescriptiveFO,
  title={Descriptive factors of abusive head trauma in young children--United States, 2000-2009.},
  author={Thomas Niederkrotenthaler and Likang Xu and Sharyn E. Parks and David E. Sugerman},
  journal={Child abuse & neglect},
  year={2013},
  volume={37 7},
  pages={446-55}
}
OBJECTIVE Abusive head trauma (AHT) is a leading cause of severe injury in maltreated children in the United States. There is little research from nationally representative datasets available to characterize young children who had AHT compared to non-abusive head trauma (NAHT). METHODS Using the recent CDC AHT case definition, we performed a retrospective analysis of 2000, 2003, 2006 and 2009 hospitalization data using the Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) from the Healthcare Cost and… CONTINUE READING